CGIAR research program on livestock and fish

The vision of this CGIAR Research Program is for the health, livelihoods and future prospects of the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to be transformed through consumption of adeCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish logoquate amounts of meat, milk and/or fish and from benefiting from the associated animal source food value chains.

 

 

It aims to realize this vision by seizing upon an unprecedented opportunity to integrate and exploit three ongoing revolutions – the Livestock Revolution, the Blue Revolution and the Gene Revolution. It will do this by fostering partnerships that harness the respective strengths of research and development partners, including the private sector, and also other relevant CRPs.

 

The Program will test the hypothesis that increased access to animal source foods by the poor, especially women and children, can be achieved at scale by strengthening carefully selected meat, milk and fish value chains in which the poor can capture a significant share of the benefits. Technologies and lessons generated through this focused approach will be applicable in broader regional and global settings.

 

It will concentrate its collective efforts on nine animal‐product value chains in eight countries, replacing our conventional approach of more piece‐meal research across scattered sites. This will allow us to integrate our research in a holistic manner to generate the solutions that will transform the selected value chains and produce more food.

 

 

This report reviews past and present goat research and development activities in Ethiopia, drawing key lessons, identifying key constraints and opportunities, and suggesting research and development interventions to improve goat production and productivity. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

A young ILRI field researcher describes a morning's trek across the Chalbi Desert to find a group of Gabra livestock herders, ground-truthing what it takes to work towards Sustainable Development Goals in the world's more remote areas. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2014

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is leading a major initiative to consolidate research and development efforts for a pro-poor transformation of smallholder value chains. This multi-centre research program will make its scientific research relevant by fostering the leap from individual learning to sustainable livelihood outcomes and impacts through an integrated capacity development approach. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

Value chain development and assessment is at the heart of the livestock and fish research program. In the past three years, a useful collaboration has been created with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) to develop, test and refine various tools a and approaches to our value chain work. The CGIAR … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

Fish is one of the most important sources of animal protein. It represents a low cost source of high quality protein, fatty acids and micronutrients that are essential for brain development in young children and part of a healthy diet. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

At the Ethiopia small ruminants value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop held on 13-14 June 2014 at the ILRI Addis Ababa campus, the gender flagship theme of the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program reviewed the past year's achievements and future plans. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jul/2014

ILRI scientists and partners in Tanzania speak out in today's Tanzania Daily Times explaining that annual per capita milk consumption [in Tanzania] has increased by about 39 per cent from 28 litres to 39 litres. The article reports on the work of the "More Milk in Tanzania" project, that contributes to the program's dairy value chain development in the country. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

Originally posted on ILRI jobs:
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to hire a consultant to conduct a comprehensive and analytical literature review of the understanding, production, measurement and monitoring of International Public Goods (IPGs) in a wide range of research and development undertakings. ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that…

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are among experts discussing livestock genetics at the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 17-22, 2014. Fidalis Denis Mujibi, discusses the Use of high density SNP genotypes to determine the breed composition of cross bred dairy cattle in smallholder … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Aug/2014

ICARDA recently invited livestock breeders, livestock nutritionists and socio-economists from partner research centers in Ethiopia to a consultative workshop to discuss the possibilities of modifying existing feeding strategies in sheep flocks in the context of the ongoing Community-Based Sheep Breeding Program in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Feed Specialist
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant

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